Salt Lake City has 199,723 people, 11.6% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Seniors are particularly at risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia, and it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. The CDC released data showing how the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths has changed over recent years. In Salt Lake City, there was a 58.87% increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s between 2014 and 2018, compared to a 9.52% increase in deaths from all causes. Experts predict that by 2050 the number of cases of Alzheimer’s in the U.S. will rise from six million to 12.7 million. 

Fortunately, Salt Lake City has memory care communities that offer a secure, comfortable environment where residents have access to 24/7 care. The staff is specifically trained in caring for seniors with memory loss and delivers the latest treatments designed to slow down cognitive decline. This guide goes through the pros and cons of retiring in Salt Lake City and the costs of long-term care options in the city. There is also a list of useful resources for seniors and their loved ones. 

Memory Care Facilities in Salt Lake City, UT

2015

Sunrise at Holladay

4650 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

Sunrise at Holladay is located south of Salt Lake City, off I-215. The location is convenient to shopping centers, restaurants and St. Mark’s Hospital. Visitors love the warm and elegant decor, clean … (read more)
Sunrise at Holladay is located south of Salt Lake City, off I-215. The location is convenient to shopping centers, restaurants and St. Mark’s Hospital. Visitors love the warm and elegant decor, clean … (read more)

Capital Hill Senior Living

76 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84102

We chose Capital Hill Senior Living for my mom because it’s close to me and it was a nice facility. She moved into their memory care last week and they’re doing a great job, so far. The workers there … (read more)
We chose Capital Hill Senior Living for my mom because it’s close to me and it was a nice facility. She moved into their memory care last week and they’re doing a great job, so far. The workers there … (read more)

The Ridge Foothill

2363 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84109

The Ridge Foothill is an exceptionally well-reviewed independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Salt Lake City, Utah near Highway 186 by Parleys Historic Nature Park. In their re … (read more)
The Ridge Foothill is an exceptionally well-reviewed independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Salt Lake City, Utah near Highway 186 by Parleys Historic Nature Park. In their re … (read more)

Legacy Village of Sugar House

1212 E. Wilmington Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105

When we went to Legacy Village of Sugar House, they weren’t expecting us. We had an appointment at noon, and nobody knew what to do for the first few minutes. We went through about three people until … (read more)
When we went to Legacy Village of Sugar House, they weren’t expecting us. We had an appointment at noon, and nobody knew what to do for the first few minutes. We went through about three people until … (read more)

2012, 2014, 2022

The Auberge at Aspen Park

1430 East 4500 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

The facility did a fabulous job caring for my husband for 3 years.
The facility did a fabulous job caring for my husband for 3 years.

Rocky Mountain Care Sarah Daft Home

737 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84102


BeeHive Homes of Salt Lake City

2891 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, UT, 84109

BeeHive Homes of Salt Lake City was a lovely, clean, friendly community. It was well lit with wide hallways, good for walking. The staff and caretakers were very kind. They’ve been there for a long ti … (read more)
BeeHive Homes of Salt Lake City was a lovely, clean, friendly community. It was well lit with wide hallways, good for walking. The staff and caretakers were very kind. They’ve been there for a long ti … (read more)

Escalante at Coventry

6898 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, UT, 84121


Osmond Senior Living of Salt Lake

950 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

Overall, our visit at Osmond Senior Living was good. Their rooms looked fine, and their staff was pretty casual and nice.
Overall, our visit at Osmond Senior Living was good. Their rooms looked fine, and their staff was pretty casual and nice.

Summit Senior Living

5524 W 6200 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84118

My husband moved into Summit Senior Living. The facility is in very good condition, it’s clean, it’s a six or seven minute drive away, it seems to be very well staffed, and best of all, my husband see … (read more)
My husband moved into Summit Senior Living. The facility is in very good condition, it’s clean, it’s a six or seven minute drive away, it seems to be very well staffed, and best of all, my husband see … (read more)


2016, 2019, 2022

Legacy House of Bountiful

79 E Center St, Bountiful, UT, 84010

Legacy House of Bountiful is nestled in Bountiful, Utah, close to Lakeview Hospital, South Davis Community Hospital and Davis County Library. Residents and visitors are impressed by the facility’s fri … (read more)
Legacy House of Bountiful is nestled in Bountiful, Utah, close to Lakeview Hospital, South Davis Community Hospital and Davis County Library. Residents and visitors are impressed by the facility’s fri … (read more)

2016

The Ridge Cottonwood

5600 S. Highland Dr., Holladay, UT, 84117

The Ridge at Cottonwood had been such a wonderful place for my dad. The staff are so loving and kind to all the residents and families.
The Ridge at Cottonwood had been such a wonderful place for my dad. The staff are so loving and kind to all the residents and families.

Legacy Village Memory Care of Taylorsville

5472 S. 3200 W, Taylorsville, UT, 84118

This community was very beautiful. I was looking for memory care for a family friend and Legacy Village came highly recommended by many. I went on a tour earlier this year and when I visited I was ver … (read more)
This community was very beautiful. I was looking for memory care for a family friend and Legacy Village came highly recommended by many. I went on a tour earlier this year and when I visited I was ver … (read more)

2015, 2016

Truewood by Merrill, Bountiful

1150 South Main Street, Bountiful, UT, 84010

Heritage Place Assisted Living is nestled in Bountiful, Utah, close to the Davis County Library, Gateway Crossing Shopping Center and numerous parks. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s spacious … (read more)
Heritage Place Assisted Living is nestled in Bountiful, Utah, close to the Davis County Library, Gateway Crossing Shopping Center and numerous parks. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s spacious … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Salt Lake City

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Utah. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Salt Lake City

The Utah Department of Health, Facility Licensing and Certification and Resident Assessment Bureau regulates memory care communities in Utah. It’s responsible for ensuring facilities renew their licenses, and it carries out inspections at least every 18 months. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Salt Lake City

  • The cost of living in Salt Lake City is above the state and U.S. average. On a 100-point scale where 100 is the national average, the overall cost of living in Salt Lake City is 118.9. Although the overall cost is higher, the average price of health care is around the same price as the national average at 101.4, and the average cost of transportation is lower at 93.4.
  • The summers are hot, dry and clear, and winters are cold and snowy. The temperatures typically range between 23 degrees and 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, rarely reaching below 10 degrees or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Seniors will probably find June to September the most pleasant months for enjoying outdoor activities. 
  • There are 29 hospitals in Salt Lake City. The number one hospital is the University of Utah Hospital, nationally ranked for cancer treatment and a variety of other disciplines. Intermountain Medical Center is also high-performing in many procedures and disciplines. 
  • Utah is moderately tax-friendly toward retirees. Utah taxes Social Security retirement benefits and other forms of retirement income are subject to the state’s 4.95% flat income rate. However, seniors can claim a small credit against those taxes.
  • Salt Lake City’s crime rates are high. The violent crime rates are 9.36 per 1,000 residents, compared to a national average of 4. Property crime rates are particularly high at 74.7 per 1,000 residents compared to the national average of 19. Despite the high rates, seniors can feel safe retiring in Salt Lake City. Memory care and other long-term care communities take measures such as video surveillance and round-the-clock staffing to ensure residents feel secure. 
  • Salt Lake City has a public transportation network. It has commuter trains, buses and high-speed rail to provide access all around the city, including to the airport and the ski resorts. Seniors aged 65 and over can enjoy a 50% discount on regular fares. For memory-impaired seniors, getting transportation specialized for seniors may be the most comfortable option. The Rides for Wellness Program provides seniors over age 60 with transportation to vital medical appointments. 

Paying for Memory Care in Salt Lake City

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The average price of memory care in Salt Lake City is $4,137, which is lower than the state average of $4,375 and the national average of $5,625 per month. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of memory care varies across Utah. One of the most affordable cities for care is Logan, where seniors pay around $4,125 per month. In Ogden and Provo, care is slightly more expensive than the Utah average, at $4,579 and $4,619 per month. 

$4137

Salt Lake City

$4375

Utah

$5625

The United States

$4579

Ogden

$4619

Provo

$4125

Logan

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

There is a range of other care options available to seniors living in Salt Lake City. The most affordable option is assisted living care, which typically costs around $3,310 per month. For seniors who want to age in place, there is home care available for around $5,625 per month, as well as home health care for $5,661 per month. For the highest level of care, there are nursing homes available for around $7,437 per month for a semiprivate room. 

$5625

Home Care

$5661

Home Health Care

$3310

Assisted Living Facility

$7437

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Salt Lake City

In Salt Lake City there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Utah page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Utah

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Utah page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City seniors have access to a variety of resources that support seniors with memory impairments. The services may be useful to seniors already in memory care facilities and to families who would like to find out more about Alzheimer’s and how to best support their loved ones. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(801) 538-4171

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program supports seniors living in long-term care facilities such as memory care communities and assisted living communities. The ombudsmen regularly visit the communities and address residents' complaints or issues. Complaints may be about issues such as elder abuse and accessing benefits.

(800) 272-3900

The Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offers a wealth of information and a range of services to memory-impaired seniors and their loved ones. It delivers educational programs to help inform Utah residents about Alzheimer’s and dementia. There are also various online and in-person support groups for seniors and their caregivers. 

(800) 827-1000

The VA Salt Lake City Regional Office provides veterans and their families with support services. The office can assist veterans with accessing benefits and receiving compensation. Veterans can schedule virtual or in-person appointments to discuss options. There are also counseling services for needs such as PTSD, depression and addiction. 

(385) 468-3170

Liberty Senior Center is in the heart of Salt Lake City. It aims to bring together seniors from all over the city to encourage socialization and wellness. Seniors come to take part in activities and classes, such as bingo, tai chi and crafts. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Nevada are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Utah page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Utah